The Victorian Society have formally objected to the plans to demolish the Bell Green Gas Holders in Lower Sydenham.

In the letter of objection the Victorian Society cite the ‘deliberate relationship’ with the Grade II Listed Livesey Hall.

Bellingham Councillor Alan Hall said: “The expert view of the Victorian Society should be fully considered. The gas holders form an integral part of the Grade II Listed Livesey Hall and Listed War Memorial. A sympathetic development is possible if the will is there.”

Sir George Livesey was an industrialist and philanthropist in SE London. Interestingly, he was instrumental in introducing a plan for sharing the profits of his company with the employees.

The Victorian Society is a charity championing Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England & Wales find out more here

Comments and objections should be sent to before July 9th 2018.

The full papers for the application to demolish are here



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